Troy McClure wrote:Math wrote:The Avs tried the same last-chance-discount-contract with the former first pick overall. Did they really expect a different outcome with Nichushkin...?
Their gamble costs them essentially nothing. He's on a one-season, league-minimum deal. Even if he's completely useless, they can scratch him or send him down to the AHL and not worry about the cost too much. Nill giving him a two-season $3 million per deal was one of the dumbest things by any GM over the last few seasons. Nill bid against himself to pay a whole lot for a guy who wasn't even in the top 50 KHL players.
100% correct. And the future will tell if the Pavelski deal will be even worse.